Year 11 & Year 13 Teacher Assessed Grades

We have received the full guidance from Ofqual regarding the plan for awarding Teacher Assessed Grades this summer. Full details of the plan are linked here.

We can confirm that the additional Year 11 mock exams that were planned for March will not take place at this time. However, it is really important that all students continue to work hard across all of their subjects, both in this period of remote learning and when they return to school.

A copy of the Y11 letter, can be read in full here.

A copy of the Y13 letter can be read here

March 2021: Return to School – Update

Following the government announcement last night I am writing with information regarding the reopening of school for all students from 8 March 2021.

We will continue to use government guidance and knowledge of our school’s unique circumstances to plan for this reopening so that we can welcome your child back to school as safely as possible. Updated information can be found below. Can I please ask that you go through this information carefully together with your child so they are absolutely clear about expectations on their return. It is vital that all parents/carers and students understand what is required in order to enable this reopening of school to take place safely.

The letter can be read in full here

Student Mass Testing

At present, it is still the government’s intention that all secondary aged students (Year 7 – Year 13) undergo asymptomatic testing (for those without coronavirus symptoms) using lateral flow tests before they return to school. Further details about the test can be found here. The aim is that, through more extensive testing, we will help to stop the virus spread and help to keep our school open for all to attend. The test is voluntary, but we are all being encouraged to take the test where this is being made available to us. All consenting students will be tested twice, three to five days apart.

Details of testing dates will be communicated to consenting parents/carers once we have a confirmed reopening date. Please note that we may only be able to give short notice of your child’s testing dates to allow us to test as many students as possible prior to the reopening date.

To read the letter in full, please click here.

Sixth Form Open Evening

While it is not possible for us to host our usual Open Evening at this time, we would like to reassure you that our Sixth form admissions process will operate as usual, and we are very much looking forward to welcoming students into the Sixth form in September 2021.

We are delighted to be able to welcome you to our Virtual Open Evening, and hope that we can give you a flavour of our Sixth Form. We hope that you get a good flavour of the happy and welcoming environment that our Sixth Form provides, and we look forward to meeting you in the future.

Visit the Virtual Open Evening here.